NEWS

Earlier this year,  I had the great opportunity to go hands on with an all-new watch line being launched by Detroit-based Shinola. Called Detrola, the new line is  highly affordable and decidedly trendy.   Years ago, when Tom Kartsotis (who founded Fossil and later Shinola) was searching trademarks for Shinola (Shinola officially launched in 2013),…

Meet the First Pre-SIHH 2017 Watch: Vacheron Constantin Half-Million-Dollar Traditionnelle Minute Repeater Tourbillon

It’s the first of many to come: official pre-SIHH watch unveilings. While the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) doesn’t take place until January 2017, we will begin seeing sneak peeks this fall. The first is the Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Minute Repeater Tourbillon. A stunning example of haute horology, this new watch houses the…

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Meet this Year’s Rolex Explorer 39mm with Rolex Caliber 3132

The Explorer’s place in history is firmly entrenched. Once Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay summited Everest in 1953 while wearing the original Rolex Explorer on his wrist, the piece would forever be known as a watch that could handle the world’s most extreme of environments.   Rolex’s updated model of the iconic Explorer, unveiled at…

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Weekend Sojourn: On Safari in Lower Zambezi at Chongwe River Camp

Few things in life compare to a wide open safari — especially when one gets to experience great animals such as the elephant without leaving a carbon footprint. Animal conservation, as well as environmental conservation, is top on today’s “issues” of concern. Tens of thousands of elephants have disappeared in the fragile ecosystem over the…

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Interview: Photographer Steve McCurry Talks About the Challenges of Capturing Vacheron Constantin Overseas Locations

Recently, we announced the second set of six locations that famed photographer Steve McCurry shot for the Vacheron Constantin Overseas adventure. You can see some of those amazing images here. We also had the chance to talk with McCurry about the challenges he faced when selecting and shooting the locations.  Q: What was the biggest…

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How to Transform Your Watch into a Sporty Look in a Snap with a NATO Strap

Want to take your watch from nice to “wow” when it comes to sporty appeal? Try on a NATO strap and you may never go back. Essentially, a NATO strap is a military-style strap that can be slipped through the watch lugs, looped under the caseback and out the other lug to attachto the wrist as…

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How Hublot, the New York Giants, Victor Cruz and the Classic Fusion Aerofusion Limited New York Edition Watch Made Manhattan History Last Night (slide show)

Ok football fans and watch lovers — this one is definitely for you. In its ongoing effort to make its “Hublot loves Football” theme truly meaningful around the world, the brand turns to the good old-fashioned century-plus game of American football while on American soil. In the second announcement of its American Football campaign (because,…

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4 Reasons Why Corum Gets it Right with Admiral Cup Legend Automatic Watches

Iconic watches are not seasonal — especially when they are one of the most famed timepieces of the 20th century. Corum’s Admiral Cup watch collection, while geared for sailing the seven seas, is one of the most timeless watches on the market. In fact, the first Admiral’s Cup watches made their debut in 1960, and have become…

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Cartier Re-Opens Fifth Avenue Mansion with Interior by Thierry Despont, Unveils Incredible Pearl Necklace

About two and a half years ago, Cartier closed its now nearly 100-year-old Fifth Avenue mansion so that the brand could totally revamp the space.While the brand opened another location not too far away from its original so it could continue to remain open, Cartier set about re-creating the space to be in tune with today’s times and desires.…

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Watch Review: Bremont Boeing 100 Limited Edition Watch on the Wrist

Recently, we borrowed the Bremont Boeing 100 Limited Edition watch to wear and review. The thing about this watch is – to be honest – I am not really sure that I want a watch that celebrates Boeing’s 100th anniversary. I mean, I fly a lot on business and so I appreciate everything Boeing has…

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Swatch Surfs the Big Waves with New Swatch by Coco Ho

  Competitive surfing was the highlight at Trestles Beach in Southern California, where the Swatch Women’s Pro Trestles was held, September 9 through 12. Swatch has been a sponsor of women’s pro surfing, and competitive surfer Coco Ho, a Swatch brand ambassador since 2010, was on hand to formally introduce the watch she designed, Swatch…

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